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12th New York Independent Battery

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12th New York Independent Battery Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 15     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Twelfth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., William H. Ellis, George F. McKnight, Charles A. Clark. This battery was organized at Albany and was there mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Jan. 14, 1862. It continued in service after the expiration of its term as a veteran organization. Commanded by Capt. Ellis, it left the state on Jan. 17, 1862, and was stationed at Washington until the summer of 1863, when it was assigned to the artillery brigade of the 3d corps, with which it participated in the pursuit of Lee's army, after the battle of Gettysburg, being engaged at Wapping heights; was active in the minor engagement at Kelly's ford; took part in the futile Mine Run campaign; and in the same brigade, but attached to the 2nd corps, it fought through the battles from the Wilderness to Petersburg, losing 3 men at Spottsylvania, 4 at the North Anna, 1 at Cold Harbor, 11 at the Weldon railroad and 11 at Reams' station. From Sept., 1864, it formed part of the artillery reserve, Army of the Potomac, and took part in the final assault on Petersburg, April 2, 1865. It was mustered out under command of Capt. Clark, at Albany, N. Y., June 14, 1865, having lost 19 killed and died of wounds, and by disease.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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